Frauds

  • Kerala: Accused in a get-rich-quick scheme surrenders 21-04-2014 04:05 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sabarinath, the main accused in the 'Total 4 u' financial fraud has surrendered at a magistrate court in Thiruvananthapuram after absconding for about three years. The case that dates back to 2008 was that he had cheated about 1,000 investors to the tune of Rs 200 crore. He had...
  • SC panel report hints at gold pilferage in Padmanabhaswamy temple 19-04-2014 12:44 PM

    New Delhi: Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram which has gold worth over Rs 1 lakh crore is in the news again. The Supreme Court appointed Amicus Curie and former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanian has made some startling revelations in his report to the Apex court. According his...
  • US: Indian physician arrested on health care fraud charges 19-04-2014 09:58 AM

    New York: A 61-year-old Indian physician has been arrested on health care fraud charges and faces life imprisonment for illegally distributing opioid pain medication that resulted in the deaths of two patients in the US. Pawan Kumar Jain of New Mexico was arrested yesterday by the officials from the Drug...
  • Double blow for Jaya, Chennai and Bangalore courts demand her appearance 03-04-2014 04:38 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has suffered two legal blows on Thursday. The additional chief metropolitan court in Chennai has dismissed the petition filed by the CM seeking her exemption from appearing in court. The case relates to the non-filing of IT returns from 1991 to 1994. The...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa skips court appearance in tax fraud case 03-04-2014 11:24 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who is facing a trial in an income tax related case, skipped the court appearance on Thursday. The AIADMK chief has also filed a petition seeking exemption from personal appearance in the case, which the Bangalore and Egmore courts rejected. Both the courts...
  • Olympian archer Limba Ram duped of Rs 5 lakh, his Padma Shri certificate by student 27-03-2014 09:01 PM

    Olympian archer Limba Ram wasallegedly duped of Rs 5 lakh by his student who also took awayhis Padma Shri certificate in the name of opening an archeryacademy in Hanumangarh. Limba, who is now sports officer in Dungarpur district,lodged an FIR against the accused Praveen Sharma with JyotiNagar police station in...
  • Cobrapost sting reveals Aadhaar documents forged for non-Indians 25-03-2014 01:17 PM

    A Cobrapost sting operation has caught several Aadhar (UIDAI) project officers off guard. The officers have been caught on camera offering to forge documents. The expose shows how citizens of Nepal and Bangladesh are offered Aadhaar cards without identity proof. The sting reveals that even MLAs and gazetted officers sign...
  • Man duped of $70,000 on OkCupid.com sues the dating site 23-03-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: User of an online dating site, OkCupid.com, has filed a lawsuit against the site after a man he met on the site duped him of over $70,000. According to the complainant, the website is to be held responsible for failing to effectively screen members and communicate the risks...
  • MEA disappointed with Devyani Khobragade's re-indictment 15-03-2014 03:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has expressed disappointment at the re-indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US visa fraud case. The MEA also said that this was an unnecessary action. Khobragade's father too has slammed the action saying it is a result of aggression. "The act...
  • Devyani's re-indictment an act of aggression, says her father 15-03-2014 11:20 AM

    In a major setback to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, an arrest warrant has been issued against her in the US after she was re-indicted in the US visa fraud case. Devyani Khobragade's father, Uttam Khobragade said that this is a clear act of aggression and looks like it was deliberately...
  • Diplomat Devyani Khobragade re-indicted, arrest warrant issued 15-03-2014 07:25 AM

    New York: In a major setback to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, an arrest warrant has been issued against her in the US after she was re-indicted in the US visa fraud case. The new indictment that was filed in a federal court in Manhattan has charged Khobragade for the submission...
  • Khobragade re-indicted in US visa fraud case 15-03-2014 12:23 AM

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and stripsearch soured Indo-US relations, was on Friday re-indicted on US visa fraud charges, a day after a US court dismissed an earlier indictment. In fresh trouble for Khobragade, federal prosecutors re-indicted the Indian diplomat on charges of visa fraud and making false statements...
  • No relief for Subrata Roy from SC, next hearing on March 25 13-03-2014 04:09 PM

    New Delhi: In another setback for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Thursday again deferred hearing on his contempt case saying it will only hear Sahara's plea against his detention when the company gives a proposal to refund the crores it owes to its investors. The hearing has...
  • US-based Indian lawyer hopes Devyani Khobragade isn't re-indicted 13-03-2014 01:18 PM

    New York: With the indictment on visa fraud charges against Devyani Khobragade being dismissed in the US, an eminent Indian-American attorney said one should hope that the Indian diplomat is not re-indicted on new charges. US District Judge Shira Scheindlin said in her 14-page order on Wednesday that "it is...
  • Devyani Khobrade case: I am happy with US court verdict, says father 13-03-2014 12:30 PM

    A US court has dismissed Devyani Khobragade's indictment in a visa fraud case. The court has ruled in favour of Khobragade saying she had full diplomatic immunity when the indictment was returned against her on January 9. ...
  • US court dismisses indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani 13-03-2014 07:15 AM

    Washington: In a major relief for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, a US court has dismissed her indictment in a visa fraud case. The court has ruled in favour of Khobragade saying she had full diplomatic immunity when the indictment was returned against her on January 9. Reacting to the order,...
  • Sahara chief Subrata Roy challenges detention by SC 12-03-2014 06:41 PM

    Beleaguered Sahara Chief Subrata Roy on Wednesday challenged before the Supreme Court his detention order passed by a two-member bench calling it "illegal and unconstitutional" and demanded his release. "Declare the order deated 04.03.2014 as void, nullity and non-est in the eyes of law," said the petition on behalf of...
  • Stock broker Ketan Parekh sentenced to 2 years jail 03-03-2014 08:33 PM

    Ketan Parekh, an accused in several cases of stock market manipulation, has been convicted by a special CBI court in Mumbai for cheating and sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment. "The Special Judge for CBI cases, Mumbai has convicted Ketan Manharlal Parekh, share broker and sentenced him to undergo two...
  • DMRC refuses to comment on alleged bribery scam in metro project 26-02-2014 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi metro which is touted as one of the major achievements of the Congress in the state could end up embarrassing the government. The Metro project is under investigation after United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office wrote a letter to the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) flagging off...
  • Man wanted in nine cases of fraud arrested 25-02-2014 05:00 PM

    A man wanted in nine cases of fraud and has been absconding for the last two years was arrested in Jaipur, police said on Tuesday. Bhonri Lal, who was wanted in nine cases of fraud and has been absconding for the last two years, held on Monday, Jalupura Station House...
  • Girl duped of Rs 1.34 lakh on pretext of winning car in a TV contest 21-02-2014 08:34 PM

    Unidentified fraudsters duped a 19-year-old girl of Rs 1.34 lakh after making her believe that she has won the jackpot price in a TV contest in which she had participated in January this year. Based on girl's complaint, a case has been registered against accused at Kothwali Police station. Tabassum,...
  • Rs 5 lakh fine imposed on Mehta petrol pump for defrauding customers 15-02-2014 08:04 AM

    Local authority has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on a petrol pump and ordered its sealing for two days for defrauding the customers. District Magistrate Mukesh Bansal took action against the Mehta petrol pump at Station Chowk in Raigarh, which is an outlet of Bharat Petroleum Ltd, for...
  • Congress MLA's sons booked for withdrawing government funds illegally 14-02-2014 05:56 PM

    Three persons, including two sons of a Congress MLA, have been booked for allegedly withdrawing government funds through fake invoices in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, the police said on Friday. The case was registered on Wednesday against Rohit Agrawal and Rishu Agrawal - sons of Korba MLA Jaisingh Agrawal "...
  • Use social media as listening post to pick up frauds: Raghuram Rajan 12-02-2014 05:46 PM

    With instances of online financial frauds on the rise, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday mooted the idea of using the social media by the regulator as a tool to pick-up wrongdoings. "Can we enlist social media in enabling the public to identify fraud and can we as regulators...
  • AAP activists caught in an immigration test fraud in UK: BBC 11-02-2014 08:34 PM

    London: The Aam Aadmi Party is yet again in the news for wrong reasons. Some AAP activists have been caught in an immigration test fraud in United Kingdom. The AAP leaders in UK have admitted to the association of the two men with the party. However, they have denied that...
  • Spain's Princess Cristina testifies in historic fraud probe 10-02-2014 02:22 PM

    In a historic judicial hearing that could further impact the deteriorated image of Spain's monarchy, Princess Cristina testified on Saturday in a fraud and money laundering case in which she and her husband could eventually be charged. Judge Jose Castro will rule on whether Cristina, the first Spanish royal to...
  • Seven arrested for duping people on pretext of job in Railways 08-02-2014 10:50 AM

    Police on Friday claimed to have exposed a railway recruitment scam with the arrest of seven persons of a gang which duped hundreds of youths of money across the country on the pretext of getting them jobs. The accused floated a chain system through which they were reaching out to...
  • Fraud cases of Rs 6,175 cr reported by PSU banks till January 2014 07-02-2014 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: Public sector banks have reported fraud cases of Rs 1 lakh and above amounting to Rs 6,174.83 crore till January during the 2013-14 financial year, Parliament was informed on Friday. For the entire 2012-13, such cases had amounted to Rs 8,232.67 crore; Rs 4,069.80 crore in 2011-12 and...
  • BL Kushwaha, wanted in chit fund fraud case, takes oath as BSP MLA 07-02-2014 03:27 PM

    Newly-elected BSP MLA from Dholpur BL Kushwaha, wanted in a chit fund fraud case, on Friday took oath of office and constitution in the chamber of Rajasthan Assembly Speaker. Speaker Kailash Meghwal administered the oath of office and constitution to Banwari Lal Kushwaha in his chamber as the session was...
  • Devyani Khobragade's claim of immunity challenged by US prosecutors 01-02-2014 10:03 AM

    New York: Devyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat whose December arrest led to a major international dispute, holds no immunity from US prosecution and should continue to faces charges of visa fraud, Manhattan federal prosecutors said in court papers filed Friday. Khobragade was arrested on December 12 on charges that she...